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Docomomo Tour Day: Coldspring Newtown Walking Tour
October 8, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2 AIA/CES LUs available
In celebration of Docomomo Tour Day, join AIABaltimore and the Baltimore Architecture Foundation for a tour of Coldspring Newtown!
Designed by Moshe Safdie & Associates, Coldspring Newtown sought to revitalize Baltimore’s downtown after the racial violence of the 1960s through innovative urban planning and architectural design. The master plan called for 3,780 residential units, a community center, schools, and a town center spanning the Jones Falls Expressway. 252 residences were completed by 1978, but the rest of the plan remains unrealized.
Tour the community and see inside some of the iconic “deck homes” built during the first phase of development. Architects, planners, and long-time residents will provide their perspectives on the project during a question and answer session, and a guided walking tour through the Coldspring Newtown with limited access to the private residences will follow.
Image courtesy Fred Scharmen, Assoc. AIA